Comments on: Why I Use Screen Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:04:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: Brian Zhou Sun, 20 May 2007 05:01:04 +0000 I'm using the combination of vncserver + ion3 wm + screen for years. This adds more client independence. And I can switch among machines like I can switch among screens.

For IRC, irssi provides proxy feature, so you can connect to the session from any GUI client you like. There're also dedicated simple IRC proxies (aka bouncer) available.

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By: TuxGirl Wed, 16 May 2007 15:17:24 +0000 The main reasons for keeping vim open in screen are:
A) you have a *ton* of files open in one instance and they're scattered all over and all relevant to your current project
B) you want to hold onto your undo history
i've found that recently, i've been using vim in screen over gvim for those reasons.
I haven't played too much with text-based IM clients, but gaim, firefox (links is geeky, but really sucks for most uses) and xmms are really the only non-gui apps that I use on a semi-regular basis... everything else, i generally use the terminal for.

By: Marius Gedminas Wed, 16 May 2007 12:00:17 +0000 Heh. I use Mutt for all my e-mail needs. I've played with irssi a couple of times, but I always go back to the GUI for my IRC needs 🙂